Mark Linden

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UK

 

Biography

My work over the last 12 years has focused on the social inclusion and participation of children and young adults with neurodisabilities. As a psychologist and health sciences researcher I am interested in the long term social, emotional, cognitive and educational outcomes of these individuals. In addition, I have explored the impact of these difficulties on the family and broader social context in which disability is situated. Some of this work has dealt with the issues of stigma, prejudice and discrimination that people with neurodisability face in relation to healthcare, education and daily life. Our work on healthcare inequalities has been supported by a five-year National Institute of Health Research award which explored the transition from children’s to adult services for young people with cerebral palsy and autism. Such research projects have contributed to an in-depth understanding of the challenges faced by young adults with neurodisability. Collaborations with international colleagues, through my work as a board member of the International Paediatirc Brain Injury Society, have provided me with opportunities to work on projects which are distributed across a variety of cultural and political contexts. During my career I have employed a variety of methodologies and techniques to address my research questions including semi-structured interviews, focus groups, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, cross-sectional surveys and randomised controlled trials. I am fully committed to engaging with participatory approaches in my research and seek to include the voices of children and young adults with neurodisability at every stage of the research process.

 

Conference Presentations

Supporting Educators in Working with Children with Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

Long Term Outcomes of Traumatic Brain Injury in Children

Crime and Traumatic Brain Injury: Causal Links and Interventions  

 

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